A Bank Holiday Weekend to Remember Around The Shankly

If you’ve booked a stay at The Shankly Hotel this bank holiday weekend, you’ll need to start planning which bars and restaurants to visit.

You lucky people have struck gold with this stunning hotel, not only will you be sleeping in the utmost luxury, you are also at the heart of the cities favourite nightlife district.

Here’s our guide on where to go around Victoria Street and Mathew Street over this bank holiday weekend in Liverpool.

Jam

Bank Holiday Jam Restaurant

Facebook.com/JamRestaurant

A perfect venue for brunch, afternoon tea, an evening meal or a few cocktails, Jam Restaurant is a pretty little independent eatery and bar that fuses casual dining and gourmet classics served in contemporary surroundings.

It specialises in tea and offers lucky diners a choice of over 25 different varieties.

Their delicious brunch menu is served all the way until 6pm when a sumptuous a la carte evening menu takes centre stage; they also offer gluten free options.

This wonderfully charming restaurant is a brilliant place to relax with a cup of tea and cake.

The Bastion Bar and Restaurant

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant - Bank Holiday

Guests at The Shankly Hotel are treated to the amazing Bastion Bar & Restaurant, it’s one of the best places to visit during the bank holiday weekend.

Inspired by the life and legacy of Bill Shankly, this unique bar offers delicious dishes created by a team of talented chefs, using only fresh, seasonal produce and an amazing private collection of unseen Bill Shankly memorabilia, kindly donated from the Shankly family.

Gain a unique insight into the legendary football manager’s life, viewing his personal typewriter, reading letters to and from his fans and take a look at his OBE, whilst you tuck into to some tasty food and cocktails.

The Bastion also screens the football from various TV’s situated around the bar and is renowned for its electric match day atmosphere.

Turtle Bay

Bank Holiday Weekend

Facebook.com/TurtleBay

If you love Caribbean food, Turtle Bay is one of the best places to sample this tasty cuisine.

This vibrant restaurant is famous for its brilliant cocktail choice and happy hour prices, exotic hearty food and rum shack style party atmosphere.

The menu features cuisine that really brings out the soul of Caribbean culture with an eclectic choice influenced by a rich tapestry of ethnicities, from Creole to South Asian.

The signature aromatic dish of jerk chicken has become a firm favourite with diners. The meat is marinated for 24 hours and slowly grilled over the jerk pit with sour orange chutney and coconut shavings.

It’s a great place to go with a large group, but it might be best to book ahead.

The Hatch

Bank Holiday Weekend

Facebook.com/TheHatch

The Hatch is a basement bar situated in the Cavern Quarter and is a popular live music venue and sports bar.

They screen all SKY and BT Live football matches and it’s a great place to chill out with a couple of beers over a game of pool.

Drinks at the Hatch include draft beers, wine and a wide selection of cocktails.

Bar Signature

Bank Holiday Weekend

Fcebook.com/BarSignature

Bar Signature is a stylish and contemporary bar set in a key location, it is the go-to bar in Liverpool for visitors and locals alike who are looking for an amazing night out.

With an exciting and ever-changing cocktail menu, the finest champagnes and spirits accompanied by music from award winning DJs and world-class live entertainment, Bar Signature is the heart of nightlife in the Mathew Street area.

Situated within The Signature Living Hotel, Bar Signature is a social hub for people all over the UK. From acrobatics to a live saxophonist, the entertainment in Bar Signature is unrivalled, providing a theatrical and unique sanctuary for the party people of Liverpool.

The Sugar Hut

Bank Holiday Weekend

Facebook.com/TheSugarHutLIV

The first Sugar Hut to open outside of Brentwood, Essex, where the original venue shot to fame after appearing in The Only Way Is Essex, the bar is a popular destination for celebrities on a night out in the city.

The venue features a luxurious bar and restaurant with a cocktail lounge and two clubs.

There are 34 booth tables, make-up and powder rooms for the selfie lovers and even phone charging facilities. The restaurant offers something for everyone with dishes such as steak, lobster and burgers.

Stylish inside with golden lights, flower-filled dark wooden tables and elegant navy and red chairs, the Sugar Hut is a favourite with local celebrities and footballers. It’s the place to be seen and is sure to be buzzing this weekend.

The Lisbon

The Lisbon Bank Holiday Weekend

Facebook.com/lisbonbarliverpool

The Lisbon is a basement bar, set in a stunning Grade II listed building, that serves tasty pub style food every day.

Famed for its beautifully ornate ceiling and swinging chandeliers, The Lisbon offers a relaxed atmosphere throughout the day or the perfect place for a late night tipple.

With regular DJs and cabaret nights, the bar has a lively variety of events. There is also a kitchen serving a whole range of hearty dishes, including a belly-busting breakfast until 5pm.

The Lisbon’s friendly staff and weekend DJs alaways make sure that everyone has a night to remember.

The Grapes

Built all the way back in 1800s, the Grapes is an institution that has truly stood the test of time.

Though night clubs and shops now surround the historic pub, the Grapes certainly hasn’t been forgotten.

It was the only pub on Mathew Street during the 1960s and has a very important claim to fame in that it was frequented by the Beatles.

For Beatles fans and those looking for a taste of nightlife history in Liverpool, a visit to the Grapes is one to add to the top of your Liverpool pub crawl.

Wall of Fame Bar and Kitchen

Bank Holiday Weekend

Facebook.com/walloffameliverpool

A strong contender for the best burger in Liverpool, Wall of Fame is a trendy music-themed bar and restaurant located in front of the Cavern Club.

A tribute to all of the bands that played at the original Cavern, this bar is a fun and fresh take on the legends who have passed through Liverpool.

The restaurant serves classic American food such as burgers, bacon fries, waffles and pizzas and is open till late.

Guitars, pianos and even a drum kit are dotted around inside, plus plenty of pictures and paintings of The Beatles and other stars from the 60’s and beyond.

The Cavern Club

Perhaps one of the most iconic venues on Mathew Street, the world famous Cavern Club is the crowning jewel of the nightlife in this area.

Fridays and Saturdays at the Cavern bring back Beatle mania with their very own resident Beatles band to entertain you.

So if you’re a Beatles fanatic and love a good sing a long to some of the fab four’s classic tunes, this is the number one destination for you.

Lennon’s Bar

Another fantastic spot on Mathew Street for Beatles fans, Lennon’s Bar is a must if you’re in search of live music in Liverpool, a refreshing pint (that won’t break the bank) and a lively atmosphere.

In the midst of a Beatles mad street, Lennon’s is a fantastic little tribute bar.

Whether you’re in a small group of friends or celebrating a stag do or hen do in Liverpool, Lennon’s Bar has got you covered.

Flanagan’s Apple

With quality Guinness, live music every night and three floors of fun, you can expect nothing less than a craicing time at Flanagan’s.

Live music and handpicked craft beers make this spot a must-try for your list of bars in Liverpool.

And the next morning, we suspect you may be in need of a hearty Flanagan’s Apple breakfast!

Heaven

Bank Holiday Weekend

Facebook.com/Heavenlvp

One of the most unique nightclubs in Liverpool, Heaven is an after-hours venue with a vibrant drag alumni. The club has hosted international drag stars, including American icon RuPaul’s UK ambassador, The Vivienne.

You’ll definitely want to end the night at Heaven and with their doors not closing until the early hours of the morning, you can party until the sun comes up.

Expect a mix of LGBTQ and straight, and mingle with the varied crowd, there are loads of drinks on offer including a big selection of shooters, cocktails and beers.

L1 KTV

If you’re looking for something a bit more private why not try out L1KTV, for an exclusive karaoke night.

The club has nine VIP karaoke rooms, that come with a private bathroom and have full waitress/waiter service at the touch of a button.

Fitted with the latest high end technology and equipment from Asia, and a server constantly uploading new songs 24hrs a day, L1KTV can cater to everyone’s taste with thousands of songs to choose from.

And there you have it, all the best places to have an unforgettable bank holiday weekend in Liverpool and all of them near Victoria and Mathew Street.

We hope you have a great bank holiday weekend in Liverpool. See you soon.

What’s On: Spectacular Events in Liverpool

This summer, you can expect an array of sizzling events at The Shankly Hotel.

Whether you fancy afternoon tea or a tropical rooftop party, it’s the perfect time to book your place before tickets sell out.

Swing Afternoon Tea

When: 4th June and 2nd & 16th July 2017

Time: 3:00 pm

Join us this June and July for our famous Afternoon Tea served with a tuneful twist!

Perfect for birthday celebrations, hen parties or simply a weekend treat, we’ll be bringing you a decadent afternoon like no other.

For just £24.95 pp you can enjoy everything from tasty sandwiches and heavenly cakes to plenty of pots of tea. Not forgetting, a glass of Prosecco for an extra touch of sparkle!

All of this will be topped off by the talents of a live swing singer for your entertainment.

Book onto one of our Swing Afternoon tea days here.

Prince & Princesses Afternoon Tea

When: 11th, 18th & 25th June 2015

Time: 1:30 pm 

Find yourself transported into the enchanting world of princes and princesses this June at The Shankly!

Signature Living have teamed up with Glitterati Parties to bring you an afternoon you won’t forget at our stunning rooftop venue Garden of Eden.

This family-friendly event in Liverpool is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon with your nearest and dearest.

And we’ll be keeping the little ones busy whilst you enjoy a glass of fizz in peace, taking in breathtaking views of the city.

Your princes and princesses will be able to enjoy party games, sing-a-long songs, face paint and a meet and greet with their favourite fictional and fairy tale characters!

Book your spot at the table here.

Madhatter Afternoon Tea

When: 17th June 2017

Time: 1:30 pm 

“We’re all mad here” at our Madhatter Afternoon Tea!

Prepare for the weird and wonderful as you indulge in our luxury afternoon tea with a quirky twist.

Perfect for afternoon tea lovers looking for something truly extraordinary, this is an event that shouldn’t be missed.

Delve into wonderland and book your tickets here.

Club Tropicana

When: 17th June 2017

Stuck for events in Liverpool this June? Look no further than our fabulous Club Tropicana night!

Secure your spot on the dance floor and join us at The Garden of Eden, one of the best rooftop venues in Liverpool.

Expect retro cocktails, fancy dress, live music and all of your favourite 80s hits, from Whitney and Bananarama to Tina Turner and Prince.

This unmissable event includes a two-course meal, dynamic DJ and of course, a spectacular George Michael tribute act.

You can also become the star of the night and be in with the chance of winning a special surprise!

Book your tickets to Club Tropicana night here.

We’d love to see you soon at one of our dynamic events in Liverpool. If you’re ready for afternoon tea or a night of nostalgia, you can book your place online.

To enquire for more information regarding our fantastic summer events in Liverpool, simply give our team a call on 0151 601 8801 and they’ll be happy to help.

Pre-concert Meal: 10% off at The Bastion

This weekend, don’t miss out on 10% off at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant in Liverpool.

Liverpool is set to play host to a number of dynamic events over the weekend, so we’re treating those with concert or show tickets to this pre-show meal offer!

Pre-show Meal Offer in Liverpool

You can choose from our impressive A La Carte menu any time of day or evening before you head off to your show.

All you need to do is pre-book your table with us and bring along your ticket so that we can apply your discount!

We’ll take care of the rest. So you can sit back, relax and indulge in delicious dishes to fuel your night.

The Bastion Bar and Restaurant

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant can be found within The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool.

Perfect for those in search of a high quality dining experience, the Bastion is one of the best restaurants in Liverpool for tasty food and a lively atmosphere.

Dishes on our Spring menu feature Roast Lamb Rump, Corn Fed Chicken Breast and Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini.

What’s On this Weekend?

The upcoming weekend is set to be a busy one in Liverpool.

Friday

The Vamps

The Vamps will be kicking the weekend off the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Friday 5th May 2017.

With some tickets still remaining, this week is your last chance to secure your spot!

One of the UK’s most popular live bands, this will be a night to remember.

Saturday

Professor Brian Cox 

On Saturday 6th May 2017, Professor Brian Cox will be taking to the stage at the Echo Arena.

This highly anticipated tour is set to transport audiences through space and time with ‘high science’.

Prepare to be dazzled!

An Evening with Tony Bomber Bellew

On Saturday, the Echo Arena’s more intimate venue The Auditorium will be hosting a live Q&A with Tony “Bomber” Bellew.

Fans will unite to see the Liverpudlian boxer chat to Simon Ross from Radio City along with special guests and music from Everton FC pitch announcer Graeme White.

Sunday

Al Stewart

On Sunday night, Al Stewart will be entertaining the crowd with acoustic versions from his musical portfolio.

Joined by collaboator Dave Nachmanoff and Guitarist Tim Renwick, don’t miss out on this fantastic night in Liverpool.

WWE Live

Expect non-stop action on Sunday with WWE Live at the Echo Arena.

WWE Superstars will be taking Liverpool by storm as they bring fans a night of entertainment under one roof.

Monday

Bob Dylan

A timeless icon, the Echo Arena will welcome incomparable singer-songwriter Bob Dylan to the stage.

The perfect way to start off the week, this one is sure to be a night to remember.

To enquire about this offer or to book your table at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant this weekend, simply give our team a call on 0151 541 9999.

Step Back in Time with our Traditional Swing Afternoon Tea

Get ready to step back in time and indulge in the perfect traditional swing afternoon tea at The Shankly Hotel.

Afternoon tea is nothing but traditional, so we wanted to take it back to its roots and serve it the way we used to.

If you enjoy a little live music when dining, you’re in luck. Our amazing swing singers will provide the entertainment, whilst our elegant waitresses serve you wearing white gloves, making it a luxurious experience you won’t forget.

So, give into temptation and taste the divine for Liverpool’s best afternoon tea service at our famous Garden of Eden.

Traditional Swing Afternoon Tea

Traditional Swing Afternoon Tea £29.95

When? Sunday 4th June at 3pm

Where? Garden of Eden

The talented serving staff will provide your party with a delicious afternoon tea accompanied by some amazing vocal talents.

Enjoy three tiers of delicate finger sandwiches, tasty cakes and pastries, accompanied with a choice of tea, coffee or add a taste of decadence with a glass of bubbly.

Immerse yourself in our version of paradise and enjoy this afternoon of fun and frivolity.

Don’t be shy, sing along with our talented swing singers and ensure that your afternoon at The Garden of Eden is utterly fabulous.

For an unforgettable afternoon of fine food and music to match, join us with friends and family for a special occasion.

Traditional Swing Afternoon Tea

The Garden of Eden

Located within the beautiful Shankly Hotel, Garden of Eden is our most lavish event venue and the setting for our traditional swing Afternoon Tea.

Enjoy culinary delights with a stunning backdrop of unrestricted views across the city of Liverpool.

Housed in a glass box, you’ll have panoramic views of Liverpool’s most iconic landmarks, including the Three Graces, Pier Head and, of course, the Liver Building.

With a breath-taking setting and delicious food, this unique Afternoon Tea experience will transport you back to a time of opulence.

Garden of Eden

The Shankly Hotel

At The Shankly we pride ourselves on providing the best service to our guests, from our dedicated staff to the luxurious design and features of our rooms, we hope to create a memorable experience for all of our visitors.

Themed around the footballing legend, Bill Shankly, our hotel is a beautiful tribute to a man that stole the hearts of Liverpudlians.

Our football-inspired hotel not only caters to sporting fans, but provides our guests with a sophisticated, comfortable and flexible experience in Liverpool city centre.

Each room has a décor themed for the hotel’s namesake, Bill Shankly, reflecting the unique style and individuality of the man himself.

Visitors can enjoy beautiful accommodation alongside never seen before Shankly memorabilia, including his tactical notes, trophies and much more.

The Shankly

Book your place

Spoil yourself or a loved one and come along to our traditional Swing Afternoon Tea in the stunning Garden of Eden.

To book your place for our traditional Swing Afternoon Tea simply call and speak with our friendly reservations staff on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more details.

The Best Heritage, Culture and Football Tour of Liverpool

When people visit Liverpool they often come one of four things, football, nightlife, music or culture. Liverpool is a city famed for producing legendary musical talents such as The Beatles, it’s two premier league football teams, Everton FC and Liverpool FC and oodles of culture from past and present. Sometimes it’s hard to fit everything in that you wish to see, but not when you book a Shankly Experience tour of Liverpool direct from the Shankly Hotel.

Choose from one of these amazing tailored tours of Liverpool that are designed to cover all the best sights of the city you want to see.

Liverpool Was Made For Me

tour of Liverpool was made for me

If you’ve seen and heard all about The Beatles before, and want to learn a little more about the city beyond the Fab Four then this is a tour of Liverpool perfect for you.

Taking tourists on a journey into Liverpool’s interesting footballing past and exploring some of the key historical and cultural locations along the way, this tour combines all the best bits in Liverpool for one affordable price.

You will learn all there is to know about the cities amazing sights and the best bits of our amazing footballing heritage.

What’s more, tourists will even get to see where the legend that is Bill Shankly lived and trained during his time in Liverpool. His family home and the surrounding local areas which he frequented are all covered under this amazing all-encompassing tour of the city.

The Fab Four and Shanks Tour

Fab Four and Shanks tour of Liverpool

Two of the things that attract many a tourist to Liverpool are music and football.

In the early sixties, Merseybeat swept across the nation as did LFC under their new management, Bill Shankly.

Together these two phenomena became synonymous with Liverpool and transformed the into the globally recognised tourist location it is today.

During this superb tour of Liverpool, you will be whisked away on a voyage of discovery. Check out all four of The Beatles Liverpool homes, visit the iconic Strawberry fields then it’s on to the revered footballing stadium, Anfield, topped off with a call to the West Derby home of Bill Shankly.

See parts of Liverpool like you’ve never seen them before, venture outside of the city centre and pass through streets of legend. Imagine The Beatles strolling down these very streets, passing by the home where Shankly and his family lived.

Culminating the tour at The Shankly Hotel, tourists can see a final piece of precious memorabilia. A telegram sent to Shanks ahead of his 1965 FA Cup Final wishing him good luck signed by the Fab Four themselves.

This inclusive tour of Liverpool will give patrons the opportunity to immerse themselves in the parts of Liverpool’s past that ultimately shaped the present. Who knows you could even see a famous face along the way?

The Match Day Tour

tour of Liverpool - match day tour Shankly Experience

If you’ve come to Liverpool to attend one of the amazing home matches at Anfield, let us make the experience even more memorable by taking you on a tour of Liverpool tailored to delivering the perfect match day experience.

This particular Shankly Experience tour will take visitors to Liverpool on a grand tour of the city. Patrons can soak up plenty of Liverpool’s interesting culture, taking a tour around the city’s most celebrated historic landmarks and vibrant cultural hotspots.

Once the city tour is complete, fans will be taken to Anfield before kick-off to embark on a bespoke expedition around the hallowed ground that is Anfield stadium.

Taking Liverpool football club fans behind the scenes of this iconic football ground, educating them on the history of the club and the legacy that Bill Shankly left behind following his work with the club.

For any football fan staying in the city on match day, this is the ultimate tour of Liverpool that covers the most sought after city attractions as well as a unique look into the Liverpool’s most legendary football club.

Bespoke Tour Packages

Bespoke tour of Liverpool

Whilst each Shankly Experience tour of Liverpool has been designed to encompass a variety of interesting sights around the city, there may be something that you think we’ve missed.

If there are parts of Liverpool that you want to visit or if you would like to cover a particular part of our existing tours in more detail then our Bespoke Tour Packages can be adapted to suit your interests.

We are open to suggestions and will always work in partnership with our friends and associates around the city to deliver the most personal tour that’s suited to you. Simply let us know what it is you want to do or see and we will do what we can to make it happen.

After all, Bill Shankly was a man of the people, and we like to operate with the great man always in mind.

The Shankly Hotel

Shankly Experience tour of Liverpool

Each tour of Liverpool includes a visit to the Shankly Hotel where visitors are treated to a tour of the Shankly Museum and given VIP access to memorabilia not out for display.

There will be opportunities to enjoy the amazing Shankly Virtual Experience where fans can have their picture taken standing next to a virtual representation of Bill Shankly to take home.

Dining in Liverpool doesn’t get much more fabulous than in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant and as part of the tour package guests can enjoy a whopping 20% off the menu including food and drinks.

tour of Liverpool - Bastion Bar and Restaurant

During any Shankly Experience tour of Liverpool visitors are given a one of a kind excursion across the UK’s most vibrant city. Visiting iconic landmarks of music, heritage, culture and football all in one day.

Each tour is guided by an expert of Liverpool, armed and ready to answer all your questions about Liverpool’s exciting history and today’s vibrant culture.

Why not book the entire Shankly package with a stay in the stunning Shankly Hotel for your visit to Liverpool?

Liverpool accommodation the Shankly Hotel

There is always amazing accommodation offers on for groups, families and couples staying in Liverpool so make the most of your time in the city with a Shankly Experience tour and an unforgettable overnight stay in an award winning hotel.

Click here to book or create your own Shankly Experience tour of Liverpool you’ll be glad you did.

To arrange a stay at the Shankly Hotel please call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

Surprise a Football Fan With a Stay at The Shankly Hotel

If you’re in need of some gift inspiration for a football fan then look no further than The Shankly Hotel, an iconic venue that pays tribute to one of the most illustrious football managers in history.

With the end of the premier league season looming, there’s never been a better time to treat family or friends to an unforgettable weekend filled with football. A stay at this unique hotel is the perfect surprise present for any devoted football fan.

With a range of deals, packages and tours, The Shankly is dedicated to treating its lucky guests to a bespoke experience that really showcases the best of Liverpool and of course Bill Shankly.

So, if you know someone who lives for the beautiful game, this could be the perfect gift for them.

An Unforgettable Surprise

Book an overnight stay at the famous Shankly Hotel and experience luxurious accommodation in the heart of Liverpool city centre. Each room has a distinct link to Shankly and has been designed with comfort and elegance in mind.

Surprise a football fan

A self confessed mini museum to the great player and manager, the Shankly offers its guests an incomparable insight into his fascinating career and life.

Featuring some never seen before memorabilia such as Shankly’s original LFC contract and the keys to the Shankly gates, it is sure to impress any football fan.

The Shankly Tours

Not just an overnight stay, the hotel also offers bespoke football themed tours of Liverpool and its most iconic cultural sights.

Bill Shankly

You can either design your own day out or follow one of our carefully crafted Shankly Tours that feature visits to the defining locations that led to the formation of both Everton and Liverpool Football Club. Guests have the chance to visit both the home of the Blues and the LFC new stadium and Museum Tour at Anfield. And of course, you can discover the connection between Bill Shankly and the city’s rivalling football teams.

Throughout the tour, enjoy exclusive Shankly family anecdotes to give you a real feel for the city through the eyes of Bill Shankly. The package also features a visit to Shankly’s West Derby home.

To really make this a day they will remember forever, take a picture with Shankly himself with our Virtual Reality Shankly Experience.

A Dining Experience like no other

Treat them to the ultimate LFC dining experience in the Bastion Restaurant and Bar. A truly unique dining experience, tuck into delicious food and choose from a wide selection of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails whilst you immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Shankly.

Bastion Bar and Restaurant

The restaurant and bar is decorated with a plethora of original relics kindly donated by the Shankly family, including handwritten tactical notes, letters from colleagues and fans, medals and training tracksuits.

If you happen to be with us on a match day, the Bastion Bar is the perfect place to catch the game. With around 10 flat screen TV’s and a brilliant atmosphere, it’s the best present a true football fan could hope for.

To make a devoted football enthusiast’s dreams come true, chat to one of our friendly team about organising the perfect surprise gift at info@shanklyexperience.com

5 of the Best Liverpool Hotel Offers from the Shankly Hotel

Looking to add some excitement to an otherwise boring week, or fancy treating yourself, a loved one or the family to a great hotel stay in Liverpool then check out these 5 amazing Liverpool hotel offers from the Shankly.

The Shankly’s Summer Stay and Spa

Summer stay and spa- Liverpool hotel offers

Great the summer months in style with the Shankly Hotel Summer Stay and Spa offer.

You and one other can take some well-earned time out together by relaxing in the luxury of Morgan’s Spa. Whilst there you can both partake in an indulgent 25 minute Elemis Spa treatment getting you summer ready for those sunny days ahead.

Feel your weekly stresses melt away in the tranquil surroundings of Morgan’s Spa and emerge an all round better you.

After your pampering check into your luxury, Bill Shankly themed hotel room where a bottle of chilled Prosecco will be waiting for you.

Then spend an evening enjoying the amazing facilities in your room. Recline on one of the comfortable double beds or take a dip in the double jacuzzi.

The perfect way to treat yourself in the lead up to the summer months for just £159 per couple.

Bubbles and Breakfast for Two

Bubbles and Breakfast - Liverpool hotel offer

It’s not every day you can indulge in a bottle of bubbly and an overnight stay in an award-winning hotel, but with this amazing Liverpool hotel offer, it could be.

For just £99.00 you and a special someone can spend a luxury overnight stay at the Shankly Hotel.

Make an average weekday special with an overnight break in Liverpool. Check into your suite and enjoy a bottle of bubbly before making the most of the exciting night life of Liverpool.

After you’ve enjoyed a great night out in Liverpool followed by a great night’s sleep make your way to the Bastion Bar and Restaurant where a buffet breakfast will be laid out for you to enjoy.

Choose from a selection of continental breakfast delights, or pick up a freshly baked pastry there’s even the option to have a belly bursting full English breakfast with all the trimmings.

The Bubbles and Breakfast Liverpool hotel offer from the Shankly Hotel is ideal for perking up any weekday and is the perfect way to enjoy a fun night out in Liverpool.

A Perfect Place to Watch the Premier League

Forget heading down your local for a basic pint and a bag of pork scratching. This weekend the Shankly Hotel have out together an amazing match day offer for those who want to dedicate their day to supporting their team.

The match will be screened across all 10 of the large flat screen TV’s and those in attendance can enjoy a host of match day food and drinks offers whilst watching.  The second best place in Liverpool to watch the match live.

On the morning of the hotly anticipated Premier league showdown, we will be serving a never ending breakfast buffet in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant accompanied by a refreshing pint for just £10pp.

Breakfast will be served from 08:00 am – 12:00 pm and for just £10pp this is a Liverpool hotel offer worth booking in for.

To keep you entertained the Bastion Bar and Restaurant have planned some halftime shenanigans. Take part in Bellefield Bingo and occupy those long minutes between halves, be in with the chance of winning some awesome Shankly Hotel prizes and have some fun too.

Pre-booking is essential whether just for breakfast or for breakfast and the game. Call 0151 541 9999 to book you table today, quoting football offers as a reference.

Dream Lunch Dinner Party

Lunch with Shanks - Liverpool hotel offer

We’ve all got dream dinner party guest lists and let’s face it the chance to live that dream dinner our is something we never think will happen.

With the Shankly Hotel, you could make a special somebodies dream dinner party a reality by booking lunch with Shanks.

Thanks to state of the art virtual reality technology when you dine at the Bastion Bar and Restaurant you can have Bill Shankly join you.

For somebody who worships the legend that is Bill Shankly, for any true Red a lunch with Shanks will be the stuff of dreams.

By upgrading to lunch with Shank’s for just £5 on top of your usual food bill, you can make a certain someone’s dream dinner party dreams come to life.

If you know somebody who would love to lunch with Shank’s then call 0151 601 8801 and book today.

Fun Family Fridays

Family Fridays - Liverpool hotel offer

Quality family time together can be hard to come by, so make the most of those rare family moments and spend them at the Shankly Hotel.

Tailored to make sure you and your special people can get together and enjoy each other’s company the Shankly Hotel have created the Family Fridays package.

Built for a family of four this superb Liverpool hotel offer includes a luxurious overnight stay in a family sized hotel room and a delicious two-course meal in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

For the kids, there will be a goodie bag waiting in the room on check in and for the adults you can choose from a bottle of Prosecco or free city centre parking.

The Shankly Hotel will provide a handy city sightseeing guide giving you and the family a choice of wonderful Liverpool activities to enjoy together.

 

So, whether it’s a midweek romantic treat, an indulgent summer spa session, time with the family or a place to watch the footy the Shankly have created an amazing Liverpool hotel offer to cater to you.

All you need to do is book and let the Shankly Hotel take care of the rest. Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk and book your stay in Liverpool today.

Couple Share Their Inspiring Story with the Shankly

At the Shankly Hotel in Liverpool we were delighted to play host to inspiring couple Katie and Sam, who stayed with us over the Merseyside Derby weekend.

When tragedy struck in January 2016, Katie was left with a long recovery journey ahead. However, the unfortunate twist of fate didn’t hold Katie back; after making an inspiring recovery, we wanted to lend a small helping hand on behalf of Bill Shankly himself.

Katie’s Inspiring Story

In January 2016, Katie was making her way to work when she found herself faced with treacherous black ice. When her car skidded along the ice and tragically hit a tree, the accident caused significant injuries.

Thankfully, Katie’s local air ambulance team were able to airlift her to the major trauma unit in Plymouth, where she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with a severe head injury.

3 weeks after being moved to a ward, Katie suffered a further setback; she required emergency surgery to her abdomen, meaning an extra three weeks on the Intensive Care Unit.

As time passed, Katie was transferred to a neuro rehabilitation unit where she was faced with the harrowing task to learn to walk, talk and regain her independence. After a turbulent time away from home, Katie was finally discharged home on the 28th April 2016.

A Miraculous Recovery 

The brave Primary Education student was completing the third year of her degree when the accident struck. Defying the odds, Katie has been able to return to studying, amazingly picking up her degree where she had left off.

Prior to the accident, Katie had bought tickets to take her boyfriend to watch the Liverpool v Sunderland match in February for his birthday.

A passionate LFC fan, Sam had never been to a home match before and the couple were devastated when their plans fell through. Katie and Sam were unable to attend the match as Katie had been readmitted to Intensive Care that weekend.

When Katie’s friend got in touch with Shankly Hotel Director and Bill’s Grandson Chris, to share her story, Liverpool Football Club stepped in to offer two tickets for Katie and Sam to attend the Merseyside Derby.

As the couple were in search of accommodation, we were delighted to welcome them to stay at the Shankly for two nights to top off their weekend with an extra touch.

We’re so pleased that Katie and Sam had an enjoyable stay with us at the Shankly Hotel. Bill Shankly was a man of the people and we always aim to celebrate his character and outstanding morals.

We would love to see Katie and Sam again soon and wish Katie the best of luck with her surgery coming up in May!

The Shankly Hotel’s Weekly What’s On Guide to Liverpool

Easter time is near and what better weekend to book a family visit to Liverpool and stay at the Shankly Hotel. There are some superb family suites available at the Shankly Hotel, perfect for spending quality time together over Easter bank holiday in Liverpool.

There are also a whole host of events taking place in the city this week including live music and sporting events as well as some brilliant activities for the kids. Check out what’s on weekly guide to see if there’s something perfect for you and your family.

Daytime entertainment

Make some amazing memories during your time together in Liverpool this week and pay a visit to some spectacular one of events taking place across the city.

First glimpse of Minton Tiled Floor Revealed

Where: St Georges Hall 10 am-5pm

When: 13th April

family visit to Liverpool - Minton tile floor

Okay so this may not sound like something the kids will love, but a visit to St Georges hall will be unforgettable for the whole family.

The stunning interior of the building has long been admired by visitors to Liverpool and it is only this week that another part of St George’s halls amazing history will be unveiled for the public to see.

The Minton tiled floor was concealed in 1860 to protect the exquisite handcrafted mosaic during events that took place in the events space, since then it has remained hidden.

Until now, be among the first to see this stunning piece of Minton pavement depicting scenes of the goddess Neptune and the mythical Liver Birds.

Imaginative Worlds

Where: Albert dock

When: 13:30 -16:30 11th– 13th

family visit to Liverpool - Imaginative Worlds - TATE

If you have a budding theatrical performer in your family, or you simply enjoy getting hands on and crafty, step into Imaginative Worlds at the Albert Dock this week.

Taking inspiration from the O.K Musical, the Family Collective at Albert Dock’s TATE gallery has organised a series of family friendly workshops inviting you and the family to get dressed up and get involved.

Make your own masks, puppets and theatrical props and watch them take to the temporary stage that has taken over the gallery space.

Something fun, family friendly and completely theatrical to keep you and the family busy on your visit to Liverpool.

Meet Lloyd of Lego Ninjago

Where: Liverpool One Lego store

When: 15th April Night time events

family visit to Liverpool - Lloyd Lego Ninjago

 

Who didn’t love Lego when they were little?

The ability to hand build your own world and control everyone and everything in it was always enjoyable. Now with the popularity of the Lego Movie and the new Lego Batman, actual Lego has become a part of adulthood too.

That’s why a trip to the Lego store at Liverpool One is the perfect day out in the city for the whole family.

On the 15th take your little ones along to meet the star of Lego Ninjago Lloyd and truly make their Lego dreams come true.

Nightly entertainment in Liverpool

Instead of staying in for the night in your luxury Bill Shankly themed family hotel room, get out into the city and enjoy one of these interesting activities together.

Opening night of the Story Giant

Where: Everyman Theatre

When: 19:00 pm 13th April

family visit to Liverpool - The Story Giant

Adapted from the book written by legendary poet Brian Patten, The Story Giant is a fairy-tale adventure about the search for the last book in existence not owned by The Story Giant.

Sadly, without this last story, The Story Giant will perish and with the help homing chickens and plenty of other whimsical characters the Shanty Theatre company will take their audience on a journey throughout the folklore and myths of the world. All in the hopes of finding the last story and saving the giants life.

A perfect family theatre visit that everyone will enjoy during a visit to Liverpool.

Premier League Darts

Where: Echo Arena

When: 18:00 pm 13th April

family visit to Liverpool - Premier League Darts

Returning to the Echo Arena for a showdown sure to attract darts fans from across Merseyside, is the Premier League Darts Championships.

Those who follow the league will be aware that the coveted trophy is up for grabs from two-time winner van Gerwen.

Now broadcast worldwide and televised by Sky Sports the Premier League Darts Championship has become a popular sporting event that the audience is passionate about.

For darts fans, this is a Liverpool event not to be missed, for those simply looking for a good day out with the family in Liverpool.

Beau Dermott and friends

Where: Philharmonic Hall

When: 19:30 pm 15th April

family visit to Liverpool - Beau Dermott and friends

Those who tune into Britain’s Got Talent will be aware of Beau Dermott’s sensational singing talents. For those who were not aware of Beau, she quickly became recognised as one of Britain’s most gifted young singers when reaching the finals of 2016’s musical reality contest and winning.

Taking to the stage for the first time in concert, Beau will be performing the tracks that took her to the final of Britain’s Got Talent as well as adding some other well-known pop songs into the mix.

Enjoy watching one of the most well-loved talents to have performed on Britain’s Got Talent alongside a host of other special guests on the night.

The perfect family friendly live music performance in one of Liverpool’s most remarkable entertainment venues.

Staying at the Shankly Hotel

family visit to Liverpool - the Shankly Hotel

Whether you’ve booked to stay at the Shankly Hotel already or are thinking of taking a short city break with the family soon, take advantage of these amazing Liverpool accommodation offers.

Perfect for a family visit to Liverpool any night of the week and ideal for making the most of some quality family time together in the city.

For more information or to book your stay call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk

Horse Racing Tips, Tricks and Superstitions from the Shankly Hotel

When it comes to picking a winning horse at the races there’s a fine art to it. Most of us choose horses based on the name or the colour of the jockey’s silks, often there’s a lack of actual research or science behind our final decision and whenever we’ve managed to pick a winner it’s from sheer dumb luck. This year prepare yourselves and see if you two can perfect the art of “handicapping” to pick yourself a winner during Grand National weekend in Liverpool.

Art not Science

Grand National weekend Liverpool - art of handicapping

The art of picking a winning horse is called “handicapping”, using all the information at your disposal to select a horse more likely to win the race. We’ve simplified some of the basics for you below by giving you some questions to ask yourself before making a choice;

  • Where has the horse ran before and at what distance?

If the horse has performed well on a similar course in recent races this is a positive.

  • What condition was the track surface of the race previously run and is it the same as the track on the day of the race you are attending?

If not the horse may not perform the same for better or worse.

  • Has the horse travelled to race?

If so there is a likely hood that those involved in the shipping will be pushing the horse harder to recoup any travel expenses.

  • Has your horse had a holiday?

The ideal time for a break between races is between 30-45days. Any longer and the horse may need at least one run to get back in the game.

  • How many races has your chosen horse started in?

A good average of starts for a horse is around 13, an over raced horse may have experience but could do with a well-deserved holiday. Try and aim for lightly raced horses and watch out for the first time or new runners. These are a gamble as they could be raring to go but are also inexperienced.

Odds and Statistics

Calculating the odds of an intended bet can be quite confusing for those with little or no experience in betting and gambling.

A good thing to know is that the majority of winners are actually less than 20-1 on the morning line. Meaning the experienced odds maker has predicted the end of the day odds which are influenced by public betting throughout the day.

Check for recently beaten favourites as these are horses that can turn around their performance in later races. At the same time keep an eye out for horses that are always overbet and favoured and avoid them as they are unlikely to hold any value.

If the odds from your horses last few races were between 2-1 and 6-1 it shows money was taken from those races and the horse was expected to perform better. These horses are anticipated likely winners in their next races.

Lastly, high odds winners tend to repeat winning performances so pay attention to those that have come in winning at high prices.

Myths and Old Wives Tales

Grand National weekend Liverpool

There are a few tricks that long time gamblers will always employ when taking their money to the bookmaker. We thought we’d list the top 10 superstitions and see if they help or hinder yours during Grand National weekend in Liverpool.

  1. Bet on 10 stone Jockeys and 10-year-Old horses
  2. Never bet on fillies against colts
  3. Pick a horse wearing your lucky number or colour
  4. Always pick the younger horse in a race full of old timers
  5. Do not bet last minute
  6. Never let another person place your bet
  7. Grey horses for grey days
  8. Bet on horses with Gold or Win in their names
  9. Put your race ticket in the same pocket as your cash, money attracts money
  10. Use the same pocket for your race tickets until you lose then change pockets.

A Sure Thing

If you’d like to learn more about how to pick a winner and what factors determine the odds, make a visit to the Grand National Premier at St George’s Hall on 5th April.

The organisers have enlisted the advice of a panel of racing experts to help you mark your card for the races. They will be talking about form, luck and helping any race goers pick between the losers and hopefully help pick a big winner for a lucky few on the day.

Also, proceeds from the event are donated to Stamp out Suicide.

VIP Racing Events and Offers at The Shankly Hotel

Grand National weekend in Liverpool - VIP races event

Due to the fact that Grand National weekend in Liverpool is treated like a national holiday, the Shankly Hotel have organised some amazing events and offers.

The VIP Races Event taking place in the Garden of Eden is the place to spend Grand National weekend in Liverpool if you’re not going to Aintree for the day. Get yourself dressed up and book your tickets to see all the live action, place some winning bets and enjoy a delicious lunch with superb live entertainment.

If you have been lucky enough to get time off to go to the races then stop off at the Shankly Hotel for a superb champagne breakfast. What’s more, there will be luxury transport laid on to get you to the course on time.

Make the most of our helpful hints and amazing offers during Grand National weekend in Liverpool this week and who knows you could be in the big money come Monday.

Call 0151 6018801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk for more information or to book your tickets for any of our up and coming race events.

The Shankly Hotel’s Weekly What’s On Guide to Liverpool

On a visit to Liverpool with the family or a loved one book to stay at the Shankly Hotel and guarantee yourself the most memorable experience of Liverpool. Not only will the Shankly Hotel leave lasting memories of a great family holiday in Liverpool, but our helpful weekly events guides to the city will make sure you enjoy the best of what’s on in Liverpool during your stay.

What to do during the day in Liverpool

Do something a little different during your visit to Liverpool with any one of these amazing daytime city events.

Family Concert: Magical Musical Kingdoms

When: 9th April begins at 14:00

Where: Philharmonic Hall

Family visit to Liverpool - Phillharmonic

On a short city break with the family, it can sometimes be difficult to find a one of a kind activity that the whole family can enjoy.

Liverpool is full of amazing things to see and do, but for a memorable, magical, musical experience of Liverpool take the family along to Liverpool Philharmonic’s Magical Musical Kingdoms.

Let the sounds of the full symphony orchestra take you and the family on a journey through Disney classic fairy tales like Robin Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Frozen.

A fun filled fantasy day out for the whole family and a way to introduce the beauty of orchestral music to a younger generation.

Grand National Eden rooftop VIP event

When: 7th/8th/9th

Where: Eden Rooftop The Shankly Hotel

Grand National event at Eden

For the biggest weekend in Liverpool make sure you have your seat booked into the best place to be other than Aintree for the Grand National.

The Shankly Hotel are hosting a fabulous VIP Rooftop Races event in their stunning Garden of Eden rooftop venue complete with live betting and huge screens showing the latest live races action.

To add a giant cherry on top of all that there will be a lovely lunch and bar service accompanied by live entertainment and a DJ.

Where better to be for Liverpool’s most exciting event weekend of the year than at the Garden of Eden’s VIP rooftop Races Event.

The WHO Rock Opera

When: 3rd of April

Where: Echo Arena

The Who Rock Opera

For fans of classic rock and roll, a musical extravaganza will be taking place at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on the 3rd of April.

The performance of greatest hits from the Who’s extensive back catalogue will be performed alongside the legendary Rock Opera. Watch as members of The Who bring a show to audiences that haven’t been seen since the 1970’s.

Get your tickets here and make sure you are part of this amazing musical performance during your visit to Liverpool from The Shankly Hotel.

Fun Night time events

Instead of spending the night in your luxury Liverpool hotel room at the Shankly Hotel check out one or two of these fun family nights out in Liverpool’ vibrant city centre.

The Witty Committee Marie Curie Fundraiser

When: 4th April 19:00

Where: Hot Water Comedy Club

Comedy visit to Liverpool Witty Committee

If you love to laugh and enjoy doing a daily good deed kill two birds with one stone at The Witty Committee Marie Curie Fundraiser.

A comedy night taking place in Liverpool’s Hot Water Comedy Club that is guaranteed to leave you with all sorts of good feelings.

The night is a free event and you simply make your donation on the door in the amount of what you think the evening was worth.

Once you are in be prepared for your sides to split as a variety of comedic personalities take to the stage to raise your spirits as well as funds for a worthy cause.

Grand National Aintree preview

When: Wednesday 5th 18:30 pm

Where: St George’s Hall

Grand National Weekend

Get a leg up on the rest of the UK on the 5th of April and educate yourselves on the art of picking a winner during Grand National Weekend at Aintree this year.

St George’s Hall has arranged for an expert panel, made up of racing aficionados, to pick the winners of the races taking place over all three days.

Learn how to pick a winner like the professionals do and put your skills to good use. All proceeds raised from the event will go to the Stamp Out Suicide charity, so by helping yourself to some valuable inside racing knowledge, you will also be helping somebody in need.

ABBA Revival

When: 18:30pm – 11:30pm 7th April

Where: Hangar 34

ABBA funky visit to Liverpool

During your visit to Liverpool make your way down to Hangar 34 on the 7th of April for a revival night full of ‘Dancing Queens’ and ‘Super Troupers’.

The world’s number one ABBA tribute act will be gracing the stage at Hangar 34 and performing those familliar dancefloor filling hits of the 70’s and 80’s.

For fans of ABBA, this revival night will be a great place for you to bust out your signature ABBA style moves. The tribute act performing on the night have travelled across the world have even been asked to grace the band’s homeland of Sweden with a five-day tour.

So ‘Take a Chance’ on ABBA Revival night at Hangar 34 April 7th and say, ‘Thank you for the Music’ to the world’s greatest ABBA tribute act.

 

Stay at the Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel

Liverpool is a city that is celebrated for its musical and cultural heritage so you will never be stuck for something to do, especially with our helpful weekly what’s on guide to Liverpool.

At the Shankly Hotel, we want to make sure you leave Liverpool with memories you can cherish for a lifetime.

Check out our latest accommodation offers and book you and your family for a short city break in Liverpool they’ll never forget.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk, for the latest prices and availability.

The Only Place to Spend Derby Day in Liverpool: The Shankly Hotel

When the two tribes of Liverpool football come together the city turns purple. A mix of bright blue and ruby red shirts, hats and scarves fill the streets and bars of Liverpool in preparation for watching an age-old clash of titans. This time derby day in Liverpool will take place on the home ground of the reds, Anfield.

If you haven’t managed to snatch a ticket to this rare and glorious footballing spectacle then worry not as the Bastion Bar and Restaurant have a fabulous venue that’s perfect for catching the derby match this weekend.

The most important meal of Derby Day

Unlimited Breakfast Derby Day in Liverpool

Get your seat early for a 12:30 kick off and enjoy a never-ending Bastion Bar and Restaurant breakfast from The Shankly Hotel.

Join us from as early as 11:00 am and tuck into an unlimited full English breakfast that no man or woman could ever tackle, for just £10pp.

Bellfield Bingo at Halftime

Forget feeling distracted or bored at halftime and instead enjoy a playful game of Bellfield to be in with the chance of winning some fabulous Shankly Hotel or Bastion Bar and Restaurant prizes.

Who knows you could win a luxury overnight stay or a delicious two-course meal to treat someone special after being at the footy all day.

Either way, it’s better than making a cup of tea or flicking over to watch the last of Saturday Kitchen now, isn’t it?

Derby Day Drinks Offers

After your belly bursting breakfast and during an exciting derby day football match there’s nothing better than a cool refreshing beer. Even better when it’s a four-pint pitcher to share with your mates for only £10.

If you prefer your beer in a bottle then five of them are just £12 and for something a little stronger, you can double up on your spirits for only £1 extra.

The Bastion Bar and Restaurant have a cocktail list to die for as well, so if you’re feeling like something fruity or have a cause to celebrate enjoy one their classic or creative cocktails and get 2 for the price of one.

The Shankly Hotel

If after all that your still not convinced that The Shankly is the best place to spend your derby day in Liverpool this weekend consider the man that inspired it.

Bill Shankly is celebrated today as one of football’s greatest managerial forces. He successfully transformed Liverpool football club into the fighting force we’ve known and loved. Not only were his talents extended to football but he also won the hearts of Liverpudlians far and wide for his sense of humour and outstanding personal morals.

Blue or Red the admiration for Bill Shankly is shared between all true football fans and taking a walk around the Bill Shankly museum in The Shankly is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Bill Shankly Museum

Check out his handwritten tactical notes, like looking into the strategic mind of the man himself. Read through letters from colleagues, friends and fans written to Shankly or peruse the selection of Shankly family donated memorabilia. This includes his training tracksuit and medals that were awarded to him for his achievements in both the army and in football.

Experience the ultimate derby day in Liverpool with us here at The Shankly Hotel to celebrate and enjoy Liverpool football together in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

Call 0151 541 5999 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to book your seats fast.